The 2015 SA Innovation Summit will include a hackathon

12:13 PM (23 Minutes ago) Marketing News

The SA Innovation Summit will now include a 24-hour Hackathon from 15:00 on Friday, 28 August to 15:00 on Saturday, 29 August at the Cape Town Stadium in Green Point.

The top 12 finalists for I Love Violetta have been chosen

11:42 AM (54 Minutes ago) Entertainment
The I Love Violetta auditions are now done and boy were they a whirlwind of amazing talent and fun. The top 12 finalists, who attended an exciting one-of-a-kind I Love Violetta Bootcamp, were put through their paces to win over the members of the casting panel. 

Samsung recognised at the Mail & Guardian Greening the Future Awards

11:42 AM (55 Minutes ago) Awards

Samsung Electronics Africa walked away with an accolade at the 30th Mail & Guardian Greening the Future Awards in Johannesburg recently.

The women in waste are changing the field

11:33 AM (1 Hour ago) CSI
Generally dubbed a ‘man’s world’, the remarkable women who serve on the council for the Institute of Waste Management of Southern Africa (IWMSA) are showing how influential and much needed women in waste are. 

Dentsu Aegis Network acquires Adams Media and Premier Media in Ghana

11:25 AM (1 Hour ago) Marketing News
Dentsu Aegis Network has announced the acquisition of two leading media buying and planning agencies in Ghana, Adams Media Ghana Limited and Premier Media Company GH Limited (Premier Media). 

Ads24’s launches own trade communication in the form of a newspaper

11:15 AM (1 Hour ago) Media News
Ads24 recently launched their own trade communication, The Beat, which is the form of a newspaper. The Beat is distributed door to door to media agencies countrywide. 

Avon wins two DSA Vision for Tomorrow Awards

11:05 AM (1 Hour ago) CSI

Avon was awarded two DSA Vision for Tomorrow Awards for its Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) programmes at the annual DSA Awards held on Wednesday, 22 July. 

FCB South Africa chosen as SA Tourism’s communication partner

11:02 AM (1 Hour ago) New Accounts
In one of the most prestigious – and biggest – account moves this year to date, the agency widely regarded as responsible for building many of South Africa’s iconic brands has been tasked with building on the country’s already impressive reputation as a tourism destination. 

AMASA announces dates for annual media planning workshop

10:46 AM (1 Hour ago) Marketing News
The Advertising Media Association of South Africa (AMASA) has announced the annual media planning workshop will take place from Thursday, 18 to Sunday, 21 February 2016.

Boni Mchunu named the new GM at East Coast Radio

10:35 AM (2 Hours ago) People on the Move

Kagiso Media has appointed Boni Mchunu to head up East Coast Radio (ECR) as their new general manager in KwaZulu-Natal. Mchunu joins the station from Tourism KwaZulu-Natal (TKZN), where she served as general manager: marketing for the past eight years.

Glasshouse spends Mandela Day at Princess Alice Adoption Home

10:25 AM (2 Hours ago) CSI
It’s hard for the dedicated staff at the Princess Alice Adoption Home to provide all the babies in their care with enough warm hugs and kisses, play games and tell stories – something that is taken for granted by biologically related children living with their parents. 

Penquin celebrates a decade and a half of success in the ad industry

9:05 AM (3 Hours ago) Advertising News
Sunday, 1 August marked the 15th anniversary of Penquin, the advertising agency behind some of South Africa’s most iconic brands. 

Gauteng Motor Fest proves a turbo charged affair

8:11 AM (4 Hours ago) Events
High levels of adrenalin got speedsters’ engines revving and tyres burning, leaving The Rock Raceway in Brakpan covered by a cloud of smoke during the second annual Gauteng Motor Fest (GMF) hosted by the City of Ekurhuleni over the weekend.

Inaugural Future Women of Africa Conference is a resounding success

7:49 AM (4 Hours ago) CSI
On Wednesday, 29 July 2015, Sarah Collins, founder of the Wonderbag and its holding company - Natural Balance Global, addressed a group of women at the Future Women of Africa Conference in Hillcrest, Durban and donated a Wonderbag to every person in attendance. 

FCB Joburg tasked with boosting awareness of the number one hair styling brand in SA

7:38 AM (4 Hours ago) Advertising News
FCB Joburg has been tasked by Tiger Brands to boost awareness for Perfect Touch, the number one hair styling brand in South Africa. Does that brief sound a little odd? A leading brand with low awareness? 

Pick n Pay encourages youngsters to do good with its Hero Awards initiative

7:32 AM (5 Hours ago) CSI
Since 2003, Pick n Pay School Club has devoted its time searching for young heroes in primary schools across South Africa through its Hero Awards initiative. Pick n Pay Hero Awards encourages youngsters to do good, help their friends and strive for excellence. 

Johannesburg hopefuls impress Idols SA judges

7:18 AM (5 Hours ago) Entertainment
Boasting the biggest audition turn-out of the season, thousands of wannabe stars rocked up at Carnival City to for the last chance to impress Idols SA judges Randall Abrahams, Unathi Msengana, Gareth Cliff and Somizi Mhlongo. 

To hashtag or not to hashtag

15:16 PM (2 Days ago) Editorial Desk
The serial social media ‘hasthager’. We all know at least one. In fact, you should know a few if you are a regular social media user. They’re the ones who include at least five or six random hashtags per post. #nofilter #selfie #blessed #followme #tagsforlife #quoteoftheday. But is it really necessary? 

Grey Africa’s Jessica Wheeler honoured as a Rising Star

15:09 PM (2 Days ago) Awards
The annual Standard Bank Rising Star Awards honour individuals between the ages of 28 and 40 whose inspiration and passion combined with their capacity for achievement and success make them stand out among their peers in their various sectors. 

School of Rock amps up for its Pink Floyd The Wall Season Show

15:00 PM (2 Days ago) Media News
Every aspiring musician’s dream is to perform live on stage in front of an audience. School of Rock Claremont, the local leader in performance-based music education, is giving its students a chance to play their hearts out on stage at The School of Rock Pink Floyd The Wall Season Show. 

Questions to ask before you click ‘post’

14:23 PM (2 Days ago) Opinion

In the midst of the content marketing rush, great content is becoming increasingly elusive. While everyone tries to become a content publisher, Desiree Gullan, creative director of Gullan&Gullan Digital says “let’s take a step back and look at what we’re doing”.

Zinto Walked the Talk for autism

13:58 PM (2 Days ago) CSI

Now in its fifteenth year, the 702 Walk the Talk is a popular sporting event on Jo’burg’s calendar that encourages entrants to walk for a cause, belief or charity and pave the way for a chosen initiative. 

Daniella van Wyk appointed account executive at Jam Media

12:46 PM (2 Days ago) New Appointments

Jam Media, the 360 communications consultancy, has appointed Danielle Van Wyk as account executive.

Suzelle sells her stuff on Gumtree

12:31 PM (3 Days ago) Advertising News

In her latest video Suzelle DIY, declutters her burgeoning cupboard and sells the items on Gumtree. Now viewers can own an authentic weird or wonderful Suzelle-ified item.

Urban Brew Studios tasked with first ever Disney Channel local production in SA

11:05 AM (3 Days ago) Media News
Urban Brew Studios is honoured to have been commissioned to produce Disney Channel’s first ever South African TV production, I Love Violetta. The weekly companion series for the third season of Disney Channel’s telenovela Violetta will air this September. 

Web design and development can work in harmony

10:56 AM (3 Days ago) Opinion
Many people often lump web design and web development together as if they were the same thing. They certainly sound similar enough to mean the same thing, but they’re actually vastly different disciplines. This is according to South African integrated marketing agency, 360eight.

The Gauteng Breastfeeding Forum joins Milke Matters for The Big Latch-On

10:07 AM (3 Days ago) CSI
The Gauteng Breastfeeding Forum, an NGO company, has partnered with Milk Matters to launch The Big Latch-On event in light of Breastfeeding Awareness week from Saturday, 1 to Saturday, 8 August 2015. 

AKA and Khuli Chana will headline ANALOGUE NITES this August

9:27 AM (3 Days ago) Entertainment

AKA and Khuli Chana will be headlining at Nedbank’s ANALOGUE NITES in Rosebank, Johannesburg on Thursday, 6 August.

Facebook introduces new security tool to manage your account

8:49 AM (3 Days ago) Social Media News
We want everyone to have a safe experience on Facebook. That’s why we have dedicated teams and intelligent security systems working around the clock to help keep your account secure. So says Melissa Luu-Van, product manager at Facebook

The Red Zone is joining forces with Financial Mail

7:57 AM (3 Days ago) Marketing News
Popular marketing website is joining forces with the Financial Mail. The new partnership sees the Redzone website taking up residence in the ‘Media & Advertising’ section of the Financial Mail website. 

Simonsays Communications takes care of L'Opulence

15:51 PM (3 Days ago) New Accounts

L’Opulence in Sandton has appointed Simonsays as the communications agency to ensure it’s regarded as one of Sandton’s finest culinary destinations. The agency has already initiated an influencer campaign, which is being supported with publicity and social media, as well as above the line placements.

Join Black Coffee and get a Casual day sticker

15:39 PM (3 Days ago) CSI

DJ Black Coffee has his Casual Day sticker and will be joining millions of South Africans on Friday, 4 September in raising funds for persons with disabilities.

TEDxCapeTown tickets are now available

15:26 PM (3 Days ago) Events

Already in its fifth year, TEDxCapeTown 2015 tackles the delicate and highly relevant paradox of openness, access and control. As a non-profit organisation dedicated to ‘Ideas worth Spreading’, TEDxCapeTown continues to challenge perceptions and engage their audience.

CANSA provides education and information around cancer during its Care Week

15:15 PM (3 Days ago) CSI

As part of CANSA Care Week during August, the Cancer Association of South Africa (CANSA)’s Mobile Health Clinics are providing cancer education and information to help reduce the cancer risk as well as cancer screening and early detection programmes.

Mthuli Bam moves up at Y&R

14:51 PM (3 Days ago) People on the Move

Y&R South Africa recently promoted Mthuli Bam, a senior TV producer that has been with the agency for more than half a decade, to head of electronic production. 

What’s so important about brand activations?

14:49 PM (3 Days ago) Editorial Desk
An opportunity to interact and connect with your target audience should never be underestimated. After all, just one interaction can put you ahead of your competitor and can place you top of mind whenever someone is looking for a product or service you offer. Who doesn’t want that?

Idols SA auditions move to Johannesburg

14:38 PM (3 Days ago) Entertainment
“It doesn’t get more real than this,” Idols SA’s longest-serving judge Randall Abrahams notes as the Idols SA season 11 audition tour reaches its final stop at Carnival City outside Johannesburg this week.

Ogilvy & Mather celebrate 30 years with art

14:16 PM (3 Days ago) Advertising News

Ogilvy & Mather (O&M) SA has launched the David Ogilvy Mural at their Johannesburg campus in Bryanston, to celebrate the 30-year milestone since O&M Worldwide merged with the South African agency, Rightford Searle-Tripp & Makin, in 1985.

Marsh Africa donates DeskBags

14:06 PM (3 Days ago) CSI

In lieu of Nelson Mandela Month as well as Marsh Africa’s ongoing commitment towards education, the firm handed over 590 DeskBags to underprivileged school children at the Sefikeng Primary School, which is based on the Leeuwkop Prison grounds. 

The Port Elizabeth Express increases its print run

12:47 PM (3 Days ago) Media News

The Ads24 local title Port Elizabeth Express has extended its reach in the Eastern Cape. Already the largest local title in the province, it will increase its print run in September from 90 000 to 100 000 copies weekly.

What to look forward to at the IPRA World Congress and Exhibition

12:03 PM (4 Days ago) Publicity News

The 60th International Public Relations Association (IPRA) 2015 World Congress and Exhibition is taking place in South Africa in September. The event will feature new additions that the organisers believe will make the experience one to remember.

Expand a Sign announced as finalist for KZN Top Business Awards

11:49 AM (4 Days ago) Awards
Expand a Sign were recently announced as a finalist in the Manufacturing Category at the KZN Top Business Awards, powered by eLan Property Group.

LG invites lifestyle bloggers to document the creation of SA's biggest wall mural

11:41 AM (4 Days ago) Media News
You couldn’t always tell back in the day, but the world you saw on old school TV screens didn’t always match up to the vibrant place you lived in every day. It didn’t matter if you watched live sport, the news or a movie, there was a disconnect between the rich colours of reality and the ones on screen.

South African film Tell Me Sweet Something to (finally) be released in September

11:34 AM (4 Days ago) Media News
Five years in the making, Tell Me Sweet Something is more than just a love story – it’s a labour of love. While Johannesburg isn’t normally seen as a romantic film location, it’s exactly where Akin Omotoso has wanted to make a Jozi-style Love Jones for some time. And time was just what was needed before it finally saw the light of day.

Carly Rae Jepsen is coming to South Africa in October

11:23 AM (4 Days ago) Entertainment
Hilltop Live Africa and Universal Music South Africa, in partnership with 94.7 and MTV have announced two dates for Carly Rae Jepsen, the Grammy Award-nominated multi-platinum-selling Canadian recording artist, as part of her E.MO.TION album release in South Africa.

The Zone @ Rosebank wins ICSC Solal Marketing Award for Magnum Pleasure Store

11:20 AM (4 Days ago) Awards
The Zone @ Rosebank, one of Johannesburg’s premier destinations for fashion, food and entertainment, has won a prestigious International Council of Shopping Centres (ICSC) Solal Marketing Award for hosting the first Magnum Pleasure Pop-up Store in South Africa.

ABF Pub Quiz to raise funds for advertising and media professionals in need

11:11 AM (4 Days ago) Advertising News
The ABF’s next Pub Quiz is set for Tuesday, 18 August at 'Fillet Signature Cut' in Douglasdale. “Fillet is a great supporter of the ABF and was an obvious choice to host our pub quiz,” says committee member Olav Westphal.

SAMSA CEO challenges others to give back

11:00 AM (4 Days ago) CSI

The South African Maritime Safety Authority (SAMSA) CEO, Commander Tsietsi Mokhele, gave back to his community and challenged his executive committee members do the same during a visit to his community in Bophelong in the Vaal.

Jam Media wins the Kill Cliff account

10:57 AM (4 Days ago) New Accounts
International functional recovery drink company, Kill Cliff Inc. has appointed 360 degree communications agency, Jam Media, to manage their comprehensive communication strategy in South Africa Jam Media will focus on PR, social media, brand activation and events. 

The Parlotones at the Old Mutual Music in the Gardens

10:44 AM (4 Days ago) Events

On Sunday, 30 August, the Old Mutual Music in the Gardens series makes history, when both the Pretoria National Botanical Garden and the Walter Sisulu National Garden will host performances by iconic South Africa artists.  

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